In Praise of An Imaginary Friend: Jack O’ Hare A Character In My Writing

April 20, 2016 at 7:23 pm (Poetry) (, )

In Praise of An Imaginary Friend:
Jack O’ Hare A Character In My Writing

Reading about lands of magic
that deliver us from the tragic
Economies fail
Windstorms gale
Trouble trouble everywhere
into the dawn steps a magic hare
Jack is his name of Irish descent
into his Guinness his carrot went
He likes a beer and veggies too
through the gate he does hop through

Jack O’ Hare is his name
To hop and hop is his game
He had many an adventure here and there
laughed at kings and queens in their underwear
Sailed with pirates on the Seven Seas
even ate macaroni and cheese
Slew a mighty dragon
even drove a covered wagon
along trails of the Old West
seeking land that was the best

He is indeed the noblest hare of them all
having even sipped champagne with De Gaulle
He even bit Adolf Hitler in the rear
as Der Furher bent to examine some Bavarian beer.

Villains he has fought
Big floppy ears has he got
He’s listened to many a tale
and spotted at sea many a whale

Jack is a hero
Jack is my friend
Of his many exploits
there is no end.

-A poem written by Christopher
Wednesday April 20th 2016.

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18 Comments

  1. Nicholas C. Rossis said,

    I think I saw him in Life of Brian.

  2. ั•ะฝั”ััฮนั” โˆ‚ั” ฮฝฮฑโ„“ั”ัฮนฮฑ said,

    I had a dream once that a giant rabbit hit a bad man who break into my house! LOL He bit the man’s ear off and keep on beating him with a giant carrot.
    After I woke up, I scratched my head a few times and think what the hell was that?

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Maybe the giant bunny rabbit was Harvey a 6 foot tall bunny rabbit who was a friend of Jimmy Stewart in the 1950 comedy Harvey.

      I remember there was a comedy show in Canada in the late ’70s and early ’80s called SCTV and one of their skits was what it would have been like if film director Martin Scorsese had directed the movie Harvey.

      In the operating room scene where doctors are about to perform a lobotomy on Jimmy Stewart’s character so he’ll no longer see Harvey, Harvey enters the room with big bunny ears and wearing a surgical mask and carrying a sub-machine gun and he blows all the doctors to kingdom come before they can perform the lobotomy.

      LOL !

      Maybe it was Martin Scorsese’s interpretation of the giant bunny rabbit character of Harvey who came to your rescue in the dream and prevented your house from being burglarized.

      LOL !

  3. anaatcalin said,

    Dear Chris, your ability to encrust symbols so skillfully and meaningfully into your works never ceases to amaze me. You really are good! I remember back in school we had to analyze similar poems (not as good though) with relevance for times past. Your works hold great relevance for times present. Loved it!

  4. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    I love hearing about Jack and his adventures! A bite of Hitler’s butt! Ha! and Ew! ๐Ÿ˜›

    ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ‡ HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, Jack needed to take a lot of antacids after that bite. LOL !

      Bunny hugs for you as well, Carolyn.

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